Joaquín Enrique Valerio

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Joaquín Valerio
Personal information
Full name Joaquín Enrique Valerio Olivera
Date of birth (1973-01-12) 12 January 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Badalona, Spain
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Castilla 56 (0)
1995–1996 Hércules 16 (0)
1996–1997 Albacete 35 (0)
1997–2001 Betis 17 (0)
2001–2002 Elche 38 (0)
2002–2003 Tenerife 24 (0)
2003–2007 Almería 97 (0)
2007–2008 Elche 4 (0)
2008–2011 Poli Ejido 69 (0)
Total 356 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joaquín Enrique Valerio Olivera (born 12 January 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Badalona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Valerio began playing with Real Madrid Castilla – with whom he won the second division in 1996 – and Albacete Balompié. From 1997 to 2001 he represented Real Betis, playing 12 La Liga games (his first being on 1 November 1997 in a 2–3 home loss against Atlético Madrid, coming on as a substitute for Toni Prats who had been sent off in the 20th minute[1]); the 2000–01 season was spent in the second level, as both Betis and Sevilla FC returned to the top flight.

After one campaign each in divisions three and two, with Elche CF and CD Tenerife respectively, Valerio moved in 2003 to UD Almería. In 2006–07 he appeared in four matches for the Andalusians, backing up first-choice Sander Westerveld as the club achieved a first-ever top level promotion.

In the 2007 summer, aged 34, Valerio returned to Elche. After only one season, he joined third division side Polideportivo Ejido, being regularly used over the course of three years and retiring in June 2011 at the age of 38.


  1. ^ "El Betis perdió en su mejor partido" [Betis lost in their best match]. El País (in Spanish). 2 November 1997. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 

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